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Margery (Lee) Crover

Margery (Lee) Crover, age 86, died May 19, 2016, in Lacey, Wash. She was born in Aberdeen, graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1947, attended Grays Harbor Business College and Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg. She worked as bookkeeper and office secretary for several local businesses, the last was the United Way of Grays Harbor. After retirement, in 1996 she moved to Olympia to be nearer to her sister, Rosemary (Dick) Walrod.

Leona Godfrey

Leona Godfrey, a lifetime resident of Aberdeen, Wash., died at the age of 99 on May 15, 2016. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side, after a brief illness.

Richard P. Sims

Richard P. Sims, 91 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash. He was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Clarence B. and Helen H. (Herglund) Sims.

James A. Seiler

James Alan Seiler, 87, formerly of Raymond, Wash., passed away on May 18, 2016, at Morton General Hospital in Morton. He was born April 17, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn. His parents were Frank J. Seiler and Marguerite C. (Bardill) Seiler.

Avis Miller

Area resident Avis D. Miller died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Willapa Harbor Care Center in Raymond. She was 102. She was born March 7, 1914, in Seattle, the first daughter of Clyde and Goldie Wilson. After a failed attempt at farming in Montana, the family moved to South Bend, where her father was foreman of the planing mill in Raymond for more than 30 years. Avis was an outstanding student and a cheerleader at South Bend High School, graduating in 1931. To accept a scholarship at Wilson Business College, she hitchhiked to Seattle, riding most of the way in a donut truck.

Keith Mogle

Pastor — Rabbi Keith Mogle, 80 years of age and a longtime Ocean Shores, Wash., resident and minister of God, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. He was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in New Castle, Ind., to Delbert Kennison and Edythe Irene (Estelle) Mogle.

David L. Martin

David Martin, 66, died May 17, 2016, at home in Lacey, Wash., with his family at his side. David was born in Cannon Beach, Ore., on June 20, 1949, to Wayne and Edna (Blank) Martin. He passed from the loving arms of his family into the loving arms of the family who have gone on before him.
 

Richard D. Hoyt Jr. (1946 - 2016)

Richard Duncan Hoyt Jr., 70, a man of great honor and respect, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2016, after a tough, year-long battle with cancer. Richard was born March 23, 1946, to Richard and Lorraine Hoyt of Seattle, Wash. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1964.

Brycen Dale Rustemeyer

Brycen Dale Rustemeyer, 17, Malone resident and a member Elma High School Class of 2017, died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. following his battle with Leukemia.

Patsy R. Johnson

Patsy (Pat) Johnson passed away on April 22, 2016, at Montesano Health & Rehab Center in Montesano, Wash. She was born Dec. 28, 1927, to Frank and Francis Lang in Kelso, Wash. Her family moved to Aberdeen later where she met Donald Johnson when she was 18. They eloped to Coeur d Alene, Idaho and married on May 31, 1946, after only six weeks of courtship. Pat and Don moved back to Grays Harbor and lived on the East Hoquiam Road for over 50 years.

Betty Sipila

Betty Sipila was born June 18, 1928, to Clair and Beatrice Lewis in Kennydale, Wash. She passed away on May 4, 2016, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, Wash. Betty was the youngest of 10 children, whom all preceded her in death. She attended Kennydale Grade School and graduated from Renton High School in 1946. She worked in the high school library until 1951. In 1947 she married Jack Sipila and they raised two daughters, Gail and Janice. In 1956, they moved to Hoquiam and in 1974 moved to Olympia. Betty began work for Pacific Northwest Bell in 1978 and retired from US West in 1993. She liked her little house, flowers, and going to lunch with friends. She was a member of Chapter DC of PEO, the Olympia Women’s Club, and the Telephone Pioneers. She is survived by Gail (Cece) Williams, of Renton; Janice (Brad) Flaherty of Olympia; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton, Wash. at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Chapter DC of PEO in Olympia, Olympia Women’s Club, or the Renton Historical Society.

Donna Marie Strom

Donna Marie Strom, age 89, passed peacefully into the Lord’s arms on May 6, 2016, after a brief stay at Pacific Care in Hoquiam. A longtime Grays Harbor resident, Donna was born on July 2, 1926, in Vancouver, Wash., to William T. and Ada Marie Elmgren and was one of four children (Dorothy, Raymond, and Bonnie). She was raised in Vancouver and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1944, then attended Marylhurst College in Portland. In 1947, she married Frank W. Thomlinson in Vancouver, they moved to Corvallis to finish school at Oregon State U, then on to Hoquiam where they had four children, Diane Snell (Jeff, deceased) Aberdeen, Mark (Sacramento), Molly Sattler (Keith) Prosser and Jeff (Sonya) Kelowna, B.C. They moved to Spokane in 1969, where Frank passed away in 1972.

Marie Fry

Marie Fry, longtime Montesano resident, passed away on May 10, 2016, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 92. Marie was born Aug. 1, 1923, to James and Blossom (Green) Brown in Elma, Wash. She was raised in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1941.

Patsy R. Johnson

Patsy (Pat) Johnson passed away on April 22, 2016, at Montesano Health & Rehab Center in Montesano, Wash. She was born Dec. 28, 1927, to Frank and Francis Lang in Kelso, Wash. Her family moved to Aberdeen later, where she met Donald Johnson when she was 18. They eloped to Coeur d Alene, Idaho and married on May 31, 1946, after only six weeks of courtship. Pat and Don moved back to Grays Harbor and lived on the East Hoquiam Road for more than 50 years.